Lt. General (Hon) Zacharias Gkikas graduated from the Hellenic Air Force Academy in 1974 as an Aeronautical Engineer.
During his career he served at different Compact Wings, Air Force Research and Development Technology Center, Air Force Depot as a Commander, Air Force Support Commander as a Chief of Logistics, Air Force Training Command as a Chief of Staff and Air Force General Staff as a C’ Branch Director.
Following a successful 40 year career he was decommissioned on March 2009 as Inspector General of the Hellenic Air Force General Staff (Hon.)
He is also a graduate of University of Patras Polytechnic School (B.Sc. Electrical Engineering) and Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California USA (M.Sc in Aeronautical Engineering)
In November 2015 he has been selected by the Government and was appointed as the Chairman of BoD at Hellenic Aerospace Industry (HAI).
He is speaking English and French.
He is married and he has two children.